Sunday, July 25, 2010

Ahh, Paris

Good friends, good drinks, good times.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Omaha Beach - Normandy

66 years ago this was a very different place. Notice all the beachgoers in the background on the right (you have to click on the photo and zoom in).

1) I have posted a photo album with more detailed shots here.
2) I visited both Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery overlooking the beach.
3) You will notice in the album that I took a picture of the headstone for one "John J. Miller" from Pennsylvania. I was looking for "John H. Miller" from Pennsylvania who was featured in the movie "Saving Private Ryan". However, there was not a "John H. Miller" to be found at the site. A little research later revealed that John H. Miller never existed, and the headstone featured in the film was "movie magic".

Friday, July 16, 2010


After seven months of waiting, we finally have a car!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Be careful what you ask for.....

Shortly after the last post the skies opened up with a terrific summer downpour. People went scurrying for the shops, and what did I see but the promised parade. I ended up with a front row view, with the ticket price being a drenching from the rain!

Bastille Day

I am told that there is a grand military parade somewhere on the other side of the crowds. Perhaps I should have stayed home so I could see it on the TV!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Eiffel Tower video

Hello all,

I have just posted a video of Leila leading a tour to the top of the Eiffel Tower here:

I'm looking forward to the day when it is as easy to post videos as it is to post photo albums and blogs, but at least it is out there now. Enjoy!